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Zomick's Challah Bakery Plagued by Vermin

By JTA

Zomick’s Bakery, a popular supplier of challah throughout the New York metropolitan area, reportedly has failed 10 of its last 17 inspections because of pest problems.Read More


30% of Israelis Want Third Temple Built on Temple Mount

By Haaretz

Right-wing organizations devoted to the Temple Mount are buoyed by a new poll they commissioned finding that 30 percent of Israeli Jews support rebuilding the Jewish Temple on the site.Read More


Police Could Misuse Data From New Israeli Biometric Security System

By Haaretz/ Yaniv Kubovich

When Interior Minister Gideon Sa’ar launched the trial period for Israel’s biometric database on Sunday, he almost pleaded with the public not to be alarmed. “There is no reason to panic,” he said, promising that the system that was set up “met the highest standards of data security and privacy protection.”Read More


Philly Jewish Teacher Lauds Official's Refusal To Defend Gay Marriage Ban

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The Jewish teacher who sued to lift Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban told the Forward that she is pleased that the state’s Attorney General has refused to defend the law.Read More


5-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Questioned for Throwing Stones at Jewish Settlers

By Reuters

An Israeli human rights group accused the army on Thursday of illegally detaining a 5-year-old Palestinian boy for throwing a stone in a flashpoint city in the occupied West Bank.Read More


Pennsylvania Attorney General Refuses To Defend State in Gay Marriage Ban Case

By Reuters

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane refused on Thursday to fight a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.Read More


Outgoing Envoy Michael Oren Praises Barack Obama as Israel's 'True Friend'

By JTA

Michael Oren, Israel’s departing ambassador to the United States, said that President Obama is “a true friend” of Israel and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “committed to peace.”Read More


Israel Detains 5-Year-Old Palestinian Boy for Throwing Stones at West Bank Settlers

By Haaretz

Israel Defense Forces soldiers earlier this week were videotaped detaining a five-year-old Palestinian boy in Hebron, after he allegedly threw a stone at an Israeli car on Tuesday.Read More


Bones of Jewish Victims From 1941 Polish Pogrom Are Reburied

By JTA

The remains of victims from the Jedwabne pogrom were reburied at a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the massacre in the Polish town.Read More


Ultra-Orthodox Children in Upstate New York Protest Israel Draft

By JTA

Elementary and middle school students in a New York haredi Orthodox school demonstrated against an Israeli bill aiming to draft haredim into the Israel Defense Forces.Read More


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